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Old 06-22-2012, 08:02 AM
Don deJuan
 
Default Complete mess after having attempted to install Nvidia drivers

On 06/22/2012 12:58 AM, m a wrote:

Hello,

I was trying to remove the proprietary drivers for my nvidia, to install
the open source ones.
I read in the wiki that I also had to remove the /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but
only found an /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, so I removed that one.
I don't know if this is the reason why I can no longer use either the
keyboard or the mouse when reaching the login screen.
Let me add that I forgot to also remove the intel video drivers that I used
before, don't know if this could have anything to do with what I'm facing
now though.

The question is, what did I do wrong and how can I fix this?
I tried adding either 3 or 1 to the grub kernel line, but I still can't
reach the command line.



Do not know of a quick fix off the top of my head but yes deleting the
entire folder xorg.conf.d deletes other needed files. I would maybe try
booting a LiveCD chroot in and copy the files over you deleted then reboot.


Why would you blindly delete an entire folder?

HTH
 
Old 06-22-2012, 08:15 AM
Łukasz Redynk
 
Default Complete mess after having attempted to install Nvidia drivers

Hi,

1)
"I don't know if this is the reason why I can no longer use either the
keyboard or the mouse when reaching the login screen."

Yes, it is. Xorg not only handles grapfic, but also input devices and in
xorg.conf.d there's needed conf files.


You could try to reinstall xorg-server:
# pacman -S xorg-server

This should put xorg.conf.d back to your filesystem.

2)
You mentioned intel graphics driver, is there any possibilty that you
have Intel + Nvidia Optimus?


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Pozdrawiam
Łukasz Redynk


W dniu 22.06.2012 10:02, Don deJuan pisze:

On 06/22/2012 12:58 AM, m a wrote:

Hello,

I was trying to remove the proprietary drivers for my nvidia, to install
the open source ones.
I read in the wiki that I also had to remove the /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but
only found an /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, so I removed that one.
I don't know if this is the reason why I can no longer use either the
keyboard or the mouse when reaching the login screen.
Let me add that I forgot to also remove the intel video drivers that I
used
before, don't know if this could have anything to do with what I'm facing
now though.

The question is, what did I do wrong and how can I fix this?
I tried adding either 3 or 1 to the grub kernel line, but I still can't
reach the command line.



Do not know of a quick fix off the top of my head but yes deleting the
entire folder xorg.conf.d deletes other needed files. I would maybe try
booting a LiveCD chroot in and copy the files over you deleted then reboot.

Why would you blindly delete an entire folder?

HTH
 

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